I went to the city half an hour earlier than I am supposed to yesterday, so I walked around and took pictures of these high-end stores (5th and Madison Avenues). I took more after work. These stores are just so beautiful! This is one of the reasons why I love living in New York City. Stores, boutiques, everything is all around you! I know one day, well I wish one day I’ll be able to have things I want from these stores.
Burberry is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing, fragrance, and fashion accessories. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry is most famous for its iconic trench coat, which was invented by founder Thomas Burberry.
Chanel is a French fashion house founded by the couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, well established in haute couture, specializing in luxury goods (haute couture, ready-to-wear, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others).Chanel has catered to tastes in items such as simple suits, dresses, women’s pants, and costume jewelry.
Dior is a French company which owns the high-fashion clothing producer and retailer Christian Dior Couture, as well as holding 42% of LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods firm.Both Dior and LVMH are controlled and chaired by businessman Bernard Arnault. Christian Dior Couture, a division of the whole House of Dior, designs and produces some of the world’s most coveted haute couture, as well as luxury ready-to-wear fashion, menswear and accessories.
Fendi is an Italian high fashion house best known for its “baguette” handbags.It was launched in 1925 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, but today is a multinational luxury goods brand owned by LVMH.
Gucci is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.
Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian fashion designer based in London, United Kingdom. He is best known for founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its handmade women’s shoes.
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most of its products – this ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores.
Prada is an Italian fashion label specializing in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, luggage and hats), founded by Mario Prada.
Saks Fifth Avenue is a luxury American specialty store owned and operated by Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE), a subsidiary of Saks Incorporated. It competes in the high-end specialty store market in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, i.e. ‘the 3 B’s’ Bergdorf, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s. The company headquarters and the company-designated flagship store are in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Salvatore Ferragamo was a Florentine and Italian shoe designer. He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making unique hand-made footwear. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. Film stars and celebrities continue to patronize his company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world.
Versace is an Italian fashion label founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan’s Via della Spiga in 1978, (though the Versace family are from Reggio Calabria) and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, makeup and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group. In 1994, the brand became a household name after the widespread coverage of the Black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley.
All information about these luxury brands are grabbed from http://en.wikipedia.org
Pictures are taken by me using my Canon PowerShot A3300 IS